Great success with planting a slope has to do with the types of plants you use. Here are some great tips, ideas and photos. For low maintenance, be sure to use drought tolerant plants! (Patio Step To Lawn)
A hillside garden relies on uncomplicated plants and a straightforward path. A switchback path makes quick work of a steep hillside and helps reduce erosion.
If your front or backyard includes a hill or hillside space, you need a landscape design plan that allows for maximum beauty with minimal maintenance.
Steep hillside terraces with staircase, Sloped garden beds. Like this, but less steep and not high posts., but stairs and beds on left edge of property